Ning Interactive

Ning Looks to Regain Customers Trust – Message From CEO

Ning is arguably the most popular social network / online community platform there is. The platform has survived many turbulent storms but not without sustaining damage...

Jamroom 6 Now Available

Two months of rigorous beta testing is over. Jamroom v6 has been unveiled and there are tons of improvements...we're talking about a whole new generation after all. Hey, my guess is this initial release is just the tip of the iceberg. Jamroom has made some amazing improvements over the past several months and there is no sign of a slowing momentum.

SocialEngine Relaunched – Stepping Stone to the Next Level

The recent relaunch of SocialEngine and other recent positive development within the company has reignited the flame of hope amongst users of the platform (more so for the PHP version) who've been feeling like things had fallen by the wayside. The actual social network creator platform has not been upgraded just yet but the roads to that next level are being paved.

PeepSo Still Behind But Inches Closer – v1.7.1 Released

The initial release of PeepSo was a bit of a letdown for me. It fell way too short of the "next-generation of Social Networking plugin for WordPress" hype. I longed for an alternative to BuddyPress that would deliver a true social network experience without the need to install a dozen third party plugins, all from different providers...

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 09/16/2016 in Review (the Ning takeover)

This week's roundup focuses on the major announcement from Ning and what it may mean for the future of the platform. Not much going on elsewhere so Ning has the stage to itself. On September 15, 2016 Ning announced that Cyndx LLC had entered into an agreement with Mode Media to take over operations of Ning effective immediately. Although Ning described this news as being "exciting", concerns about the future of the platform still remain.

Pay Me Somehow – Unwanted Ads Invade Ning Networks

A few Ning Network Creators have reported seeing ads from Ning's parent company - Mode Media, appearing throughout their websites. The owner of one of the affected sites stated that he keeps the site ad-free and cannot explain how these ads made their way in. The number of networks being invaded by these mysterious ads are on the rise. Could the affected sites be in violation of Ning's new pricing structure (would love to hear from those affected)? Maybe this is an attempt by Mode to cash in on those who don't have the cold hard cash to fork over?
SocialEngine Roadmap

Is SocialEngine PHP 4.9.0 Stalled?

Is SocialEngine PHP 4.9.0 in need of a jump-start? It sure seems like that’s the case. It’s been almost a year since SocialEngine excited their user base with the announcement of a roadmap for the next version (4.9.0) their flagship platform – SocialEngine PHP. The roadmap (see below) is packed with a list (25 items) containing some long awaited new features as well as improvements to existing features but, we’re not looking at an upgrade that would take us to the next generation so many are asking… What’s the holdup?

Platform Roundup – Week Ending 05/06/2016 in Review

A Recap of Platform News for the Week Ending May 6, 2016 bbPress bbPress 2.5.9 – Security & Bugfix Release Published on May 2, 2016 bbPress 2.5.9 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. bbPress versions 2.5.8 and earlier are susceptible to a form of cross-site-scripting, due to the way users are ...

The Skyrocketing Cost of Ning – It’s Official

It's official...Cultivating your community will be a whole lot more expensive as of January 1, 2016 if you plan on using Ning as your...

The End Of GROU.PS As We Know It

GROU.PS Closes its Doors to New Singups Are we late to the party? Please forgive us. GROU.PS is not as popular as it used to...

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Platform Roundup – Week Ending 08/11/2017 in Review

In this week's roundup - SocialEngine announces roadmap for v4.10. PeepSo v1.8.4 released. This version of PeepSo brings with it "Forntend Blog Posts Submission". StackIdeas releases stable version of EasyArticles and is SocialGo attempting to make a comeback?